Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies


The Environmental Studies Minor is open to students from all majors and colleges at UC San Diego. It offers a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the environmental aspects of any field of study.  Scientists, engineers, policy-makers, and business leaders alike will be challenged to find solutions to problems such as global warming, energy use, and the decline in natural ecosystems and biodiversity. Additionally, educators at every level will be called upon to inform their students about how environmental issues affect our lives and how we can make our lifestyles more sustainable.

Fall Quarter Walk-In Advising Schedule


Week 1
:   Not Available

Week 2:  Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Week 3:  Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Week 4:  Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Week 5:  Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Week 6:  Not Available

Week 7:  Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Week 8:  Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Week 9:  Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Week 10:  Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Finals:  Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

**Students who are unable to come in for Environmental Studies Walk-In times can schedule an appointment.  To schedule an appointment, please call the Muir Academic Advising Office at (858) 534-3580 and ask to make an appointment with the Environmental Studies Coordinator.

Location:  The Environmental Studies Minor is housed at John Muir College and has its main office in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (H&SS) Room 2126.  When you arrive at our office, please check-in with the Muir Advising Front Desk and let our staff know you are there for Environmental Studies Advising.

Course Spotlight - ENVR 102: Conservation Solutions WI18!

ENVR 102 Conservation Solutions

Undergraduate TAs Needed - Take ENVR 141 WI18!

Be an Undergraduate TA for ENVR 140 - Wilderness & Human Values!

Apply to take ENVR 141 Winter 18!

 

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Are you interested in examining the human relationship with the natural world and how humans have experienced and perceived wilderness environments?

Do you want to strengthen your teaching and leadership skills?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Environmental Studies is calling on YOU to APPLY to participate in ENVR 141: Wilderness & Human Values Workshop for Winter 2018.

  • ENVR 141 is a 2-unit course that prepares students to serve as possible discussion leaders for ENVR 140 in Spring.
  • Through readings, discussion, and hands-on learning, students will prepare to lead weekly discussion sections.
  • ENVR 141 is taught by Professor Matthew Herbst <http://ucsdherbst.org>
  • ENVR 141 will be on Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm in Winter 18.
  • Students who are selected to be discussion leaders for ENVR 140 in the Spring will also need to attend lectures in SP18 on MWF 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Enrollment in ENVR 141 is required to serve as a discussion leader in ENVR 140, but does not guarantee that a student will be a discussion leader in ENVR 140.  Students must complete ENVR 141 and must also meet the university criteria of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and upper-division standing (90 or more units completed).

TO APPLY:  Fill out the ENVR 141 Application Form (PDF) and email your completed application documents to Karla Kastner, Env Studies minor coordinator at envrstudies@ucsd.edu by December 1st, 2018.

Questions?  Please contact:
Professor Matthew Herbst, Associate Teaching Professor, Eleanor Roosevelt College | Director, Making of the Modern World Program | phone: 858.822.4859 | email: mtherbst@ucsd.edu | http://ucsdherbst.org

Location

The Environmental Studies Minor is housed at John Muir College and has its main office in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (H&SS) Room 2126.

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